vi almost unusable in recovery console
brian.mckee at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 23:40:23 BST 2008
I'm trying to edit an fstab with vi using the ubuntu alternate cd's
'recover a broken system' option.
I'm using the alternate cd because this system has a mix of regular
and LVM partitions, and IIRC the live cd doesn't grok that.
The problem is the console it drops you into has a term type of
'bterm' or similar, which vi guesses is ansi - with very mixed
results. The screen doesn't refresh properly etc etc. So, two
1 - is there any way to get a better terminal? or a different TERM I
can tell vi it is for better results?
2 - what the heck package would I report a bug against? or am I
wishing for the impossible?
(yes, that's four questions - sue me :-)
Note that nano doesn't work right either - and emacs isn't available.
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